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NCCHPP e-Bulletin - January 2014
Published January 22, 2014.
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The National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) seeks to increase the expertise of public health actors across Canada in healthy public policy through the development, sharing and use of knowledge. Contact us.     
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In the Spotlight this Month - Structural Profile Update

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The NCCHPP has completed its most recent update of the Structural Profile of Public Health in Canada, a resource that presents the various public health structures responsible for public health in Canada. With this 2012-2013 update, we have added a section on public health responsibilities at the federal level. 

In an effort to identify and to clarify the different public health structures across the country, we surveyed federal, provincial and territorial government websites to identify where public health responsibilities reside in each jurisdiction.

Click here to consult the structural profile.

Please help us keep this resource up to date by letting us know of any changes that should be made to reflect the most current environment by contacting us at ncchpp@inspq.qc.ca.
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HIA Online Course Calendar for Winter and Spring 2014
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Online Continuing Education Course – HIA Step by Step (12 hours / 4 weeks)

A 12-hour online continuing education course on the health impact assessment (HIA) of public policies will be offered by the NCCHPP. Online registration is now open.
This online course will focus on the five steps of HIA and will allow you to become familiar with the HIA process applied to public policies, recognize its fundamentals, and think about the favourable conditions for successful HIA implementation.

Next courses:
In English: March 3 to 28, 2014. 
In French: May 26 to June 20, 2014.

Online University Course (Université de Montréal) – Introduction to Health Impact Assessment (45 hours / 6 weeks)

The University of Montréal is offering a 45-hour online university course on health impact assessment (HIA) of public policies. This course has been developed by the NCCHPP in collaboration with Dr. Richard Massé, associate professor at the Department of social and preventive medicine at the University of Montréal, and other partners.

Next courses:
In French: March 19 to April 30, 2014.
In English (knowledge of French required): May 1 to June 12, 2014.

To find out more about our two online courses, click here.
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The Centre in Action
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Workshop - Economic Evaluations: what are the ethical implications for public health? - TOPHC 2014
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The Centre will participate in the Ontario Public Health Conference (TOPHC) to take place in Toronto from March 31 to April 2, 2014.

In a 3-hour workshop, Michal Rozworski, independent researcher, and the Centre's Olivier Bellefleur will offer a workshop on the ethical implications of economic evaluations in public health.

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Click here to visit the TOPHC 2014 Website.
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Our New Publications in the Spotlight 
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Canadian Experiences in Institutionalizing Health Impact Assessment (HIA). 2013 Interprovincial-Territorial Meeting: Report

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On April 18, 2013, the NCCHPP held a second interprovincial-territorial meeting to discuss HIA. This meeting allowed participants from the various Canadian provinces and territories to share their knowledge and experience relative to the use of HIA, to discuss various government strategies for integrating health in all policies, and to reflect on the conditions for success and barriers to achieving this.

This report provides an overview of the experiences that were shared at this meeting and describes the main issues that gave rise to discussion.

To read more, click here.

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We also produced a summary of this report.

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Introduction to Public Health Ethics: Background
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This paper, by Dr. Marjorie MacDonald of the University of Victoria, offers a brief survey of the field of public health ethics. It defines public health and reviews the history and development of public health ethics, including its philosophical underpinnings.

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Thank you for reading. As always, we would like to hear your comments on this and all of our work.
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